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CVU baseball bows out of playoffs with loss Saturday

Observer photos by Tim O’Brien CVU Varsity baseball’s playoff run came to a halt on Saturday with a 2-1 loss to visiting Burr & Burton. Williston’s Jacob Griggs dives back to first, ahead of the tag, on a pickoff attempt.
Observer photos by Tim O’Brien
CVU Varsity baseball’s playoff run came to a halt on Saturday with a 2-1 loss to visiting Burr & Burton. Williston’s Jacob Griggs dives back to first, ahead of the tag, on a pickoff attempt.
Williston’s Chris O’Brien (right) celebrates with senior Sam Mikell after O’Brien walked in the bottom of the sixth inning, was pinch-run for by Williston’s Nate Shanks, who came around to score CVU’s only run on a single by Williston’s Liam Reiner.
Williston’s Chris O’Brien (right) celebrates with senior Sam Mikell after O’Brien walked in the bottom of the sixth inning, was pinch-run for by Williston’s Nate Shanks, who came around to score CVU’s only run on a single by Williston’s Liam Reiner.

CVU bench celebrates after Nate Shanks scores CVU’s lone run, in the sixth inning.
CVU bench celebrates after Nate Shanks scores CVU’s lone run, in the sixth inning.

By Tim O’Brien

Special to the Observer

CVU bowed out of the Division I state tournament to Burr and Burton, losing a heartbreaker 2-1 quarterfinal round game last Saturday in Hinesburg.

Burr and Burton got on the board first after scoring one run in the fifth and another in the six, both on errors.

The fourth-seeded Redhawks got a run across the plate in the sixth inning to halve the Bulldogs’ lead after Chris O’Brien walked, was pinch run for by Nate Shanks, who stole second and scored the lone CVU run on a single by Liam Reiner.

Andrew Bortnick took the loss for the Redhawks, throwing for 5 2/3 innings of 5 hit ball with 4 Ks, before being relieved by Sam Mikell, who didn’t allow a hit, striking out three. Liam Reiner finish the day with two singles and Chris O’Brien reached base safely all three times (single, 2 walks). Sam Mikell and Jacob Griggs accounted for the other two Redhawks singles.

The Redhawks finished the season at 14-4.